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Total Hip Replacement (THR) Rehab

Rehabilitation is key to a successful return to daily activities and sport, following a total hip replacement. Surgery often leads to arthrogenic inhibition, which is where pain and swelling inhibit the electrical signals that are normally sent to the muscles. Physio & progressive rehab helps to reverse these changes. We have been helping people rehab their hip replacements for 15 years. Being a Specialised Lower Limb Rehab Clinic in South Dublin, we are here to thoroughly assess your hip & guide you back to your sport or recreational activity.

The Statistics


Of People Develop Chronic Ankle Instability Within 1 Year Of Their 1st Sprain


Ankle & Knee Sprains Are The Most Common Injuries In Female Basketball


Lower Limb Injuries Are The Most Common Injuries In Both Male & Female Adolescent Soccer Players 


Foot & Ankle Injuries Account For 38% Of All Injuries In U-18 Basketball Players 

Are You Still Not Back Doing What You Love Following A Total Hip Replacement?

Get Assessed Today!

Whether you've had a hip replacement recently, you're waiting for surgery or you've had surgery a while back, we can help you achieve your goals. 


If for whatever reason you're not back doing the things you love, or you're still having issues with pain or walking, we can help. A thorough assessment will identify areas that you need to work on. We provide pain relief & we'll identify what you need to do, to get back to sport.


Drop us an email or phone call to discuss your specific circumstances. We will happily advise you on what you need to do.

THR Rehab : The 5 Phases

Our ankle rehab process involves 5 distinct phases. The work completed in each phase helps to prepare the individual for the next phase. You cannot skip phases!


Ankle rehabilitation is criteria-driven, not time-driven. This means that you will work towards meeting specific targets in each phase. If you don't put in the work in one phase, you will not be ready or able to move to the next. This process is proven to work and it ensures that we leave no stone unturned & that nothing gets missed during your rehabilitation.


We understand that being injured can be tough. There will be challenging periods throughout rehab, but we are here to guide you the entire way. Think about rehab as being an opportunity to come out the other side, physically & mentally stronger than your were pre-injury. 


Ultimately, the goal of ankle rehab is not only to be back playing sport in a few weeks or months time, but to still be playing sport with healthy ankles in 5 and 10 years time. With this in mind, we have refined our rehab process over the past 15 years, to ensure that you receive the latest evidence-based treatment & high quality exercise prescription. 


The 5 phases of rehabilitation are outlined below.


Phase 1

Protect The Injured Tissues

ACL Rehab Phase 3 - Running

Phase 4

Multi-Directional Running &

Team Training Integration


Phase 2

Mobility, Control & Muscular Endurance

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Phase 5

Sports Specificity, Conditioning & Full Return To Sport

ACL Rehab Phase 2

Phase 3

Power & Reactive Strength.

Straight Line Running

Success Stories


"I attended Dec for treatment of a hip injury and to learn a bit more about strength exercises to assist with running. Dec’s knowledge and expertise meant that my hip injury was thoroughly assessed and he provided me with a robust and accessible rehabilitation plan which worked.

He took a genuine interest in helping me understand the mechanics involved in increasing my strength and power for running and was patient and encouraging while I got to grips with the various exercises I will be taking forward from here.

I would highly recommend Dec to anybody looking for a physiotherapist. 5 stars.

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Why Our Patients Choose Us

  • 15 Years of Private Practice Experience

  • Individualised Exercise Programs

  • Exercises Available Via Our Mobile App

  • A Criteria-Driven Rehab Process

  • Regular Testing Every 4-6 Weeks

  • Access To 24/7 Support From Your Physio

  • Supervised Gym Sessions

  • Supervised Running-Based Pitch Sessions

Learn More About Hip Rehab 

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Our Vision

We provide general physio, sports injury rehab and performance coaching services. We aim to make you both durable and robust, in order to withstand the demands of your chosen sport.

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri : 7am - 7pm 

Sat & Sun : Closed


© 2021 by Athlete Development Physiotherapy Teoranta

Contact us

51 Mount Merrion Avenue

Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland

(1st floor, above The Butler's Pantry)

       087 186 0194

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